[aur-general] Moving noip from [community] to AUR
Jelle van der Waa
jelle at vdwaa.nl
Sat Aug 2 14:48:54 EDT 2014
On 08/02/14 at 11:41am, Ido Rosen wrote:
> Do not do this.
> The noip client is GPL licensed F/OSS software (it's right there in
> the COPYING file in the tarball). Just because it connects to a
> commercial service does not mean it deserves to be removed from the
> official package repository. Take, for example, various GMail
> clients, Chromium (re:Google Sync and various google services),
> various AWS/EC2/S3 clients/libraries in [extra]/[community], etc.
> Additionally, while I don't use noip, some users want choices. Would
> you remove vim just because emacs exists? You should not remove it on
> the grounds that there are alternatives. (Let's not make judgments on
> which is better - you wouldn't want to start a vim vs emacs debate
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 5:26 AM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Some time ago I adopted the noip package. It's a GPL client that
> > connects to what seems to be a commercial service offered by
> > no-ip.com. The free service offered by them has a hostname that
> > expires every 30 days.
> > I am a bit surprised that this was an official package in the first
> > place. When asking for opinions on IRC, there was support for moving
> > the noip package to AUR.
> > In addition to this, there seems to be several alternative clients,
> > with slightly different versioning schemes. Both here:
> > http://www.noip.com/download?page=linux and here:
> > http://onevista.com/noip2.html.
> > This confusion generated a low volume of out-of-date flags.
> > It just smells bad. Moving it.
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Alexander Rødseth / xyproto
I don't see any reason to remove it, if it still works. but you already
removed it to the AUR and it seems to be maintained by someone so I
guess it will survive ;)
Jelle van der Waa
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